The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Kitack Lim, is expected in Nigeria this weekend for the Nigeria International Maritime Summit 2022.
The summit scheduled to hold today, November 20 – 22, 2022 will present an avenue to discuss regional policies and operational perspectives on Decarbonisation and Green House Gas Emissions in shipping.
The Federal Ministry of Transportation and its agencies, in collaboration with the organized maritime private sector under Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS), is hosting the event.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo said the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that Nigeria becomes a major destination for global maritime players.
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said the visit by Lim, which is the first by an IMO secretary general to Nigeria in over 15 years, is a testament to the renewed confidence of the international maritime community in Nigeria.
The Chief Executive Officer of NIMS, Dr. Emeka Akabogu, noted that the summit would provide a platform for practical issues in operations; regulations impacting Decarbonisation in shipping in the West and Central Africa region would be highlighted as a catalyst for igniting the blue economy in the said region.
NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML) is among the industry stakeholders partnering with NIMASA in the Deep Blue Project operational engagement session scheduled as part of the activities of the IMO Secretary General’s visit to Nigeria. Lim is also expected to have a firsthand experience of some operational activities of NIMASA, which is the focal Agency of Nigeria liaising with the IMO under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
Source: The Guardian